Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Games Showcase, an event designed exclusively so that Xbox Series X can finally show its full potential, something that seems really necessary to us, especially after seeing how well Sony played its cards with the presentation of PS5.
I put you in situation. Until now Microsoft has been clearer with the specifications and the real power of Xbox Series X, and has also made a more ambitious and much stronger commitment to backward compatibility, but it has limited itself to presenting, with few exceptions, multiplatform games that are not capable of transmitting to the user the real power of this new console.
By contrast, Sony included in the PS5 presentation event highly anticipated games that they did show a preview of the differences that the new generation will make. Gran Turismo 7 was a boast focused on ray tracing, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart focused on both ray tracing and demonstrating the potential of SSD with transitions between dimensions, and Horizon II Forbidden West was a demonstration of how well known franchises can sport in the new generation.
By cons, from the event dedicated to Xbox Series X the only thing that was really saved was Bright Memory, since the SCORN demo did not work natively on Microsoft consoleIt was running on a PC with an RTX 2080 Ti. There is no doubt, the ball is, right now, on the roof of Microsoft. The company that Satya Nadella runs knows this, and that’s why he has decided to move with the Xbox Games Showcase.
Xbox Series X prepares to show its best face: what do we hope to see?
Well, we expect many exclusive games for Xbox Series X, and they should not be limited to those developed by Microsoft’s own studies. I think one of the great protagonists will be Halo Infinite, a title that could serve as a maximum exponent to demonstrate the capacity of the console working with ray tracing.
Should also be present Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, and I do not rule out that Microsoft decides to announce new installments of its other star franchises, such as the sagas Forza, Fable and Gears. SCORN and The Medium There should be two other great protagonists of the event, at least in theory since, at the moment, there is nothing confirmed.
Right now Xbox Series X maintains a clear hardware victory over PS5. We may like it more or less, and that is why we want to make it up in one way or another, but reality is what it is, and the numbers do not lie. This console also plays with the advantage that services such as Xbox Game Pass, the value of which could grow enormously if the price increase of the new generation games is confirmed up to the band of 70 euros.
However, a console needs games to convince the user that it is the “winning” option. Microsoft learned this lesson the hard way with Xbox One, and we hope you have mastered and solved it with Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Games Showcase event will take place on July 23 at 6:00 p.m. (Spain). For our Latin American readers I remind you that this is equivalent to the 11:00 in the morning in Mexico.